Are we aware of what we are doing?

It is not a question to make us feel guilty. It is just a thought-provoking question, to think about the impact we can have on our patients. We are dedicated to moving teeth, to improving people's smiles. And this change that we can generate in them is not only going to have an impact on their mouth, [...]

Is there an age limit for placing a MARPE?

Maxillary compression is a relatively frequent problem seen in our daily practice. This osseodental discrepancy presented by the patient can be treated in different ways depending on the severity of the discrepancy and, of course, depending on the patient's age. In fact, we usually use age as a reference to determine the approximate maturation of the maxillary [...]

What are the advantages of aligners for periodontal patients?

With the increase in the number of adult patients in our practices, it is common to see cases with diminished bone support or even patients who have been treated with orthodontics as children and who have a periodontal defect caused by these treatments. When a patient with these characteristics comes to our practice, our main concern is to ensure that they do not worsen [...]

Moving molars through the maxillary sinus... myth or reality?

I am writing this blog just after the SAS The Next Level event we held in Madrid. As Dani says, we are still with a bit of an emotional hangover. Before I go into detail on the subject of the blog, I would like to thank again the great welcome and support of all the doctors who gave us a [...]

What is the effect of elastics in a Class III?

When planning Class III treatment with aligners, the movements that appear in the software can be confusing. No platform is going to tell us the limits of distalisation, nor how the planned movements are really going to occur... And neither can it reflect the effects that the elastics will have on both arches. The reality [...]

Will Invisalign be able to revolutionise jaw expansion?

Jaw expansion is a relatively common treatment for growing patients. Many children have a narrow jaw for various reasons, whether due to habits, a respiratory problem, genetics or inadequate function. This jaw deficiency can be treated with a variety of appliances: Hawley plates, disjunctors, jaw tracks, [...]

From what age can micro-screws be fitted?

Skeletal anchorage has been a revolution in modern orthodontics, allowing us to go beyond the "limits" in extreme cases and avoiding surgical treatment in many of them. Despite all their benefits, micro-screws are not a perfect tool: they can cause discomfort or canker sores for the patient and, on occasions, they can present mobility and even [...]

What are the differences between the EX30 and the Invisalign SmartTrack?

Talking about what aligners are made of is probably a somewhat "cumbersome" and unattractive subject. We all like to see cases, especially if they are complex, and enjoy the magnificent mechanics that some professionals apply to solve them. But materials and orthodontics are condemned to understand each other. As far as [...]

Is it necessary to do CBCT when treating a Class III?

Sequential distalisation of the lower arch with aligners is a relatively predictable and effective treatment for resolving sagittal discrepancy. Before opting for this solution to treat the Class III presented by the patient, we must determine the limits that exist for this movement. The limits of distalisation do not depend on the [...]

How should we level the curve of Spee with aligners? 

The curve of Spee is the natural curvature of the occlusal plane that follows the anatomical shape of the mandibular arch. An excessively increased curve of Spee can lead to various problems such as excessive wear of the anterior teeth, periodontal problems or joint disorders. This last aspect is often found in cases where the curve of Spee is [...]